Incorrect fuel in a Alfa Romeo GTV? Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo is a fairly typical problem. And what you need to do about it is dependent upon a few factors. In case you want to find out what you must do to sort it out then continue reading.
Let us discuss the key factors to keep in mind when choosing whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Alfa Romeo, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Alfa Romeo GTV is in most cases around 70 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol GTV will typically not really be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3.5 litres (5% of the fuel tank capacity) is very often able to be adequately diluted by means of thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's pretty unusual to encounter an automobile having issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover some cars that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Alfa Romeo (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is exactly like gambling your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol GTV should immediately be drained out because your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is certainly below one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles since putting the bad fuel in your GTV? If so, have it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving a car that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will typically lead to even more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of risk in connection with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop driving and get it removed immediately.

Steer clear of getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Alfa Romeo specialists and possess the credentials and expertise needed to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Alfa Romeo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo GTV?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Alfa Romeo motorists in particular. We typically deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Alfa Romeo vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence similar for a large number of cars. As you can imagine it can differ slightly as every make has their own fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally follows the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Alfa Romeo

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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Diesel in Petrol Questions

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Petrol car on Diesel cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Petrol and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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